Digatron Power Electronics, presented an expanded portfolio of formation and test products that offered makers and developers of all electro-chemistries the highest efficiency circuits in the smallest space at the battery show last week.
Very relevant to today’s stringent needs for battery safety evaluation was the new Multiple Circuit Charge/ Discharge Tester & Formation Series.
The cabinets contain multiple circuits and have been bolstered with 2A, 5A and 10A channels.
The improved system packs up to 64 channels in a 4U drawer. Modular and scalable, the system is tailored to run with Digatron’s battery manager software for ultimate process control and could be used to test and/or form thousands of consumer cells at a time if required.
Also featured at the Battery Show was Digatron’s new system for advanced lithium technology, the UBT-RE.
Officially launched last week at Batterietag, and known as the six-pack, it is the most compact battery tester available to automotive and battery developers, sporting six individual (and parallelable) 150A/20V charge discharge circuits in a single 19 inch rack formation, with up to 48 circuits in one cabinet (this would normally occupy a space of 8 cabinets).
This is particularly important where space is precious and a developer has many batteries under test.
The secret to the system’s high efficiency is Digatron’s pioneering use of Silicon Carbide MOSFET device, the latest generation of semiconductor switches which can withstand exceedingly high voltage and temperatures.
All Digatron products are designed with operator safety in mind with high reliability and minimum down time.
Says Kevin Campbell Digatron CEO: “There were some amazing developments taking place in battery chemistries e at the Battery Show, but none of them can be brought to prototyping without the most rigorous testing, and then to market without efficient formation.
“Digatron’s constantly evolving systems are essential to those processes, avoid fault issues and also contribute to our clients’ bottom line.”